Episode 183: Sealed Relic of the Farting Badger

February 3, 2013

Episodes from 2013, Podcast

New Shoulders

This week we had a producer’s letter for a peak of what’s to come for LOTRO in 2013. Bullroarer has opened up and the first dev diary has been released.

Goldenstar did a skirmish raid with the kin and gotten some beautiful shoulders and some LI thing. She worked on Hytbold and cheated on the beacon quest with the help of a lovely captain named Stephie. Dum time broke into two groups to do the Northcotton Farm 3-mans. Poor Sodum and Dumidum was stuck with me and I was very un-helpful.

Merric this week went on a skirmish raid and got a tarnished symbol celebrimbor thanks to the kindness of Teaparty. Started on Hytbold and got his gloves. And finally hit level 85!

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Riddles in the Dark

Riddles in the Dark is a bi-weekly podcast series by Dr. Corey Olsen (The Tolkien Professor), David Kale and Trish Lambert. Discussion will focus on the themes, characters, and events of Middle-earth and lay the groundwork for intelligent speculation about how the book may be translated to film. Each episode will culminate in the hosts making a specific prediction about the upcoming films, to be proven or dis-proven when the films are finally released.

More information on RITD can be found at http://www.mythgard.org/exclusives/riddles-in-the-dark/

How will the film treat Beorn’s relationship with the goblins?

A.  He resents them for displacing him from his mountain territory (Book answer).
B.  He has a more personal grudge against them from his own or family history (“They killed my parents,” or similar).
C.  His hatred against the goblins is in some way explicitly linked to Thorin and his family history.
D.  He has no particular grudge against goblins at all.

Where is Thrain now (i.e. in “real time” in the movie)?

A. Dead (book answer).
B. Alive and imprisoned in Dol Guldur.
C. Alive and imprisoned elsewhere.
D. Alive and not a prisoner.
E. This will not be answered on-screen.

Raise Your Glass

Stranger Side of LOTRO with Galnedor

Wait until Galnedor says to look at the pictures and then click the links below to see the picture of the monster he is description.


Lilikate Buggins

Dear Goldenstar,

I was happily surprised when logging into CSTM to find out my screenshot of Lilikate Buggins was featured on the frontpage of your website. After I had run around to each member of my family to get the required congratulations and pats on the head, I started thinking about the shots origins.

This shot was one of a batch I took when Lilikate adventured to the Misty Mountains to get a Postcard for the Journey To Middle Earth competition featured on facebook and twitter. Sadly these two Oliphants didn’t make it to the final postcard but another of their Oliphant family did.

Even though I was a little unwilling to spam my non lotro playing friends with my Middle Earth adventures I thought the lure of the prize of turbine points balanced my best buddies minor annoyances. In the end none of my “Friends” seemed to mind and infact I discovered one person I knew in a “Mums Group” also played, which was nice.

I spent quite a lot of time and effort in making the postcards which I then posted to my facebook wall. I chose outfits to fit the area where Lilikate would be, I picked suitable locations, I looked for interesting fauna and flora. I even posed in numerous different emotes to find something worthy for my numerous FB audience.

Then came the sifting through all the screenies to find the “decent” images, then whittling it down to several (more like 14-20) to try and make the postcard with.

Next was loading the shot into the postcard frame on the facebook application, sometimes my no.1 shot just didn’t work at all in the frame and had to be discarded, switched for an alternative. Once that was all done there came the caption…Not as easy as it seems, Now once happy with that, post to FB! all finished.   Repeat times fourteen….in my case a few more than fourteen.

The advertised competition asks you to check back often to find out news of who has won, and clues to the next areas to adventure in.

This all began in September, the last area featured, was mid December I think and since then there has been complete silence as to the winners and prizes.

I wonder if you would investigate this on my behalf as I am curious to know what has happened to this promotional adventure.

I would have liked to have win at least one of the prizes as I have still to get my big wallet for all the tokens and things and Lilikates bags are overstuffed with cosmetics and crafting items.

Right now you can still “enter” and submit postcards and have them entered to be judged.

Lilikate Buggins, Windfola (main) and Arkenstone(clone).
Emylot Noakes, (LMB) Landroval.

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7 Responses to “Episode 183: Sealed Relic of the Farting Badger”

  1. Scooty Says:

    That relic sounds like one for buffing wind lore


  2. Adam Says:

    Hah Hah, I haven’t even listened yet, but congratulations on the title… you just won the Internet!


  3. Avatar of Fredelas
    Fredelas Says:

    Upon hearing Merric say “Li-li-kah-teh,” beverage escaped my nostrils. I’m not sure why it struck me, but it will probably make me smile all day.


  4. Avatar of Lilikate Buggins.
    Lilikate Buggins. Says:

    I shall renounce Kate and from now on, only respond to KAH-TE! Big thumbs up for the show!


  5. téaparty Says:

    Y’all are worth it!


  6. LilyRose Says:

    I so totally want this relic now.



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